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Big Deal! or N.B.D.?

By Pastor Joel Brusherd

What’s a Big Deal and what’s N.B.D.? When I was growing up, my dad had an interesting saying that helped him, and presumably those around him, to keep things in perspective. When I would be anxious or worried about something, he would say,

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A Pursuit Worth Having

by Pastor Derrick Adams
 
I’m always amazed to see how many strategies are put in place to challenge the status quo. Whether it is in business ideas, marketing presentations, medical endeavors, church growth seminars, etc., there is a constant push toward progress rather than settling for what is currently present. But why is there so much fuss about progress and challenging the status quo? Why must we think about growth rather being okay with where we are currently? I’m sure that there are numerous answers to this question, but the one answer that I continue to come back to is that we tend to settle for average in the things that God has placed before us. Another way to put it is that we tend towards apathy or “good enough” rather than a hard pursuit of what we are called to be and do for the glory of God.
 

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Leaning Forward…

by Pastor Joel Brusherd
 
I don’t snow ski very often, hardly ever actually, but two years ago a generous friend took me skiing and within the first half hour I found myself at the precipice of a run called “The Widow Maker”. 

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What are the characteristics of a faithful man or woman?

by Pastor Gary Stewart
 
As our church focuses these next 30 days on reaching people for Christ and as we follow Christ as Fishers of Men, I believe many of us may wonder what it takes to truly follow. In a word, it is “faith.” What are the characteristics of a faithful man or woman? Take a look at these essential traits of a faithful person.

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God’s Blessings O.B.O.

by Pastor Joel Brusherd

We are often taught that obedience brings about blessings. But I would argue that not all blessings are “logical” blessings. Sometimes, God doesn’t make sense. Sometimes, I mistakenly seek the world’s “best offer” when I should be seeking God’s blessings O.B.O.


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Thoughts on July 4th

by Pastor Derrick Adams
 
Beginning tomorrow, friends and families will gather together to celebrate the birth of a nation and the freedoms that come from living in the United States. Patriotism will abound with flags flying high, the smell of burnt hotdogs will fill the hot and humid air, and fireworks will be displayed in all of their glory across the night’s sky. And I for one am looking forward to redeeming myself from last years feeble attempt to find a good spot for a firework’s display!

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Church Divorce Rate Way Lower Than Anyone Thought

by Joel Brusherd

Okay, so this sentence in this article is the one I was waiting for, “The studies of people who regularly go to church all show a much lower divorce rate for them.” Some of you may have heard me say this before, but about 8 years ago I was on a business trip in Denver and found myself in an emergency room talking with a nurse who specialized in “end of life issues” (there was a title/word for it, but I forget).


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